Crystal Lake Spa

EZ Water at the Spa

Today was a good day to spend a couple of hours at the spa. My integrative cardiologist suggested infrared saunas for my heart condition. I understand it is standard therapy for heart patients in Japan. So today I worked up a sweat that even my heart could handle, so I know yours can too. The […]

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oxalate problem

Stoned on Excessive Oxalates

Here I am working hard to get healthy and learn that some foods I’ve been eating may have actually been more detrimental than helpful. This epiphany has evolved over time, but it’s hard to realize that you’ve sabotaged yourself and left your body “stoned”. In the medical world, the word oxalates brings in the nephrologists […]

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allergic reaction

Allergic?

Today if you ask anyone if they have an allergy, the answer will probably be yes. Others may refer to their discomfort as a “sensitivity”. We all have our threshold of tolerance to substances around us. But what, how and why does our food make us sick? I hope to share some insights on what […]

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b6

Why B6 is Important

Especially if you don’t have enough, like I do. Most people don’t get enough of the right nutrition eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) and B6 is one of those very important and often overlooked vitamins. What happens when you don’t get enough? Well, that is what I set out to learn. Just over a […]

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sugary heart candy

Love is Sweet

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, another year of chocolates, and other tantalizing sweet treats. Most of us don’t need the extra calories but we are still drawn to that sweet treat nonetheless. Why? What makes us want sugar? A little indulgence will be okay…that diet can wait until after I eat this…right? I’ve learned more about […]

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cat spa

Detox

Why is our world so toxic? Why are companies poisoning our life to this degree? Our food…it’s killing us. Detoxing from the load of chemicals that we encounter in the environment is necessary in order to stay healthy. Our bodies cannot operate efficiently under a heavy load of toxins and heavy metals. GMOs Genetically Modified […]

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Shannon bigger

Got Your Goat?

Meet my goat Shannon, who gave me lots of delicious goat’s milk to feed my lambs and sometimes myself. She has crossed the rainbow bridge, but she will always be remembered. Ever wondered where the expression, “Got Your Goat?” originated? Well, the story I heard was this: Goats were placed with racehorses to keep them […]

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buffalo-roam

Where the Buffalo Roam, Bone Broth

Bone broth, the elixir of health and wellbeing. Since the beginning of time, humans consumed bone broth even before the first pots were invented. Turtle shells, hollowed bamboo and other natural materials were used to extract the essence of life in the form of broth made from the bones of the animals that were hunted […]

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ip-cookbook

Let’s Get Cooking

Finally my Instant Pot arrived! Federal Express didn’t hold it hostage after all. Even a natural disaster like snow in Michigan and the holidays couldn’t keep me from my new Instant Pot. I’m finally able to use this modern convenience that everyone else has been enjoying. But before I get started I went through some […]

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